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Senate Reacts To Attack, Resumes Plenary With Another Mace


Stolen Senate Mace Recovered By Police
Scenes of the attack on National Assembly | Credit: Sumner Sambo

Scenes of the attack on National Assembly | Credit: Sumner Sambo

Senate Resumes Plenary Amidst Tight Security

Barely an hour after the shock attack on the senate floor of the National Assembly by hoodlums, led by suspended senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, which resulted in the suspension of plenary, The Senate has resumed sitting with a new mace.

The new mace is reported to be smaller in size and more coloured than that which was carted away by hoodlums as earlier reported by Naija News.

Meanwhile, the senate has described the action as an act of treason, and assured that the situation would be properly dealt with.

This is contained in a statement by the Senate spokesperson, Sabi Abdullahi.

“Today, some hoodlums led by suspended Senator, Ovie Omo-Agege, walked into the Senate plenary and seized the symbol of authority of the Upper Legislative Chamber, the mace.

“This action is an act of treason, as it is an attempt to overthrow a branch of the Federal Government of Nigeria by force, and it must be treated as such.

“All Security agencies must stand on the side of due process and immediately mobilize their personnel to retrieve the mace and apprehend the mastermind and the perpetrators of this act.”

“This action is also an affront on the legislature, and the Leadership of the House has come to express their support against this action.

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“The Senate is now in an Executive session. “An updated statement will be released immediately after the closed door session.”